Paper Stars by Grace Chapple, Miranda Middleton and Luke Byrne
Book by Grace Chapple and Miranda Middleton Music and Lyrics by Luke Byrne
Presented by Salty Theatre
Supported by The Australia Council for the Arts and Aintree Group
Everyone knows Mary Poppins. But who was the woman who created her?
‘Paper Stars’ is a new Australian musical inspired by the career of one of our best-loved storytellers. Based on true events (yet told with a spoonful of imagination), it follows Lyndon Goff from Sydney to London, where she reinvents herself as P.L Travers and finds the inspiration to write her world-famous novel. But first, she must deal with some baggage from her past…With a whimsical book by Grace Chapple and Miranda Middleton, and an original score by Luke Byrne, ‘Paper Stars’ is a story about finding magic in the real world, rather than fantasy.
"What may not be as familiar to a Melbourne audience is the world of Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, workshops and theatre festivals. In Melbourne, opportunities to see lesser-known musicals in a good theatre with a solid cast and production values are not as frequent as somewhere like NYC… That was until Salty Theatre came onto the scene." - You Should See It Melb
Produced by Salty Theatre as part of The Hatch Lab Musical Theatre Residency Program
Directed by: Miranda Middleton
Musical Direction by: David Youings
Choreography by: Madeline Pratt
Set and Costume Design by: Madeline Nibali
Producers: Ashley Taylor and Sarahlouise Younger
Production and Stage Manager: Andrew Hughes
Photos and Videos by Aaron Walker
Paper Stars logo by Norfolk Design Co.
The Hatch Lab
Dramaturg Team: Sarahlouise Younger and Ashley Taylor
Mentors: Dean Bryant, Peter Cavell, Ashley Clapp, Chalk Dramaturgy, Lee Hart, Michele Lee, Megan Phillips, Douglas Price, Michael Rubinoff, Scott White
Supported by Salty Theatre, Theatre Works, Australia Council for the Arts, Aintree Group, SWell Centre, St. Andrews Church
DURATION: 90 min
WARNINGS + SUITABILITY: 12+
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